Smashing Magazine | Web Design & Development
What is a product manager? What do product managers do all day? Most importantly, why do companies need to hire them? Good questions. Well, the first confusion we have to clear up is what
The creative process takes a lot of time, and web designers know it. When you factor in feedback from clients, the process takes even longer: numerous emails, revision notes, chats and mee
To you, modal windows might be a blessing of additional screen real estate, providing a way to deliver contextual information, notifications and other actions relevant to the current scree
The internal systems of many organizations have shocking user interfaces. This costs companies in productivity, training and even the customer experience. Fortunately, we can fix this.
Many of today’s hottest technology companies, both large and small, are increasingly using the concept of the minimum viable product (MVP) as way to iteratively learn about their custome
456 Berea St. | Web Standards
Most web developers currently use vendor prefixes in CSS to enable certain features in some browsers. That’s fine, but sometimes I see code examples and prefix-adding tools that go a bit overboard w
In a couple of recent projects I’ve faced designs where the main navigation bar gave me more trouble than usual. These are the prerequisites that make the problem tricky to solve: The navbar is
Over six years ago I wrote a short post about preventing HTML tables from becoming too wide. The solutions I offered in that post involve using table-layout:fixed to lock down the width of tables. Whi
When trying to force an element to always extend to the height of its parent I ran into some peculiar browser behaviour that I thought was worth mentioning. Here’s the situation: The parent eleme
Allowing images to scale along with their container is an important part of responsive web design (and was so even before the term “responsive web design” existed). It’s really quite easy – al
W3C | Web Standards
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group today published updates of two Notes that accompany WCAG 2.0: Understanding WCAG 2.0 and Techniques for WCAG 2.0. (This is not an update to WCAG
The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Working Draft of CSS Line Grid Module Level 1. This specification provides features to align lines and blocks to invisible grids in the d
The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of Linked Data Platform 1.0. This document describes a set of best practices and simple approach for a read-write L
The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Working Draft of Mixed Content. This specification describes how user agents should handle rendering and execution of content loaded over une
The Internationalization Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Encoding. The utf-8 encoding is the most appropriate encoding for interchange of Unicode, the universal
CMS Wire | Content Management
BOSTON — The cloud. SharePoint. Wait, what? Not me. Not us. Not anytime soon, if ever. That captures some of the sentiment we heard here among the nearly 1,000 people at the SharePoint Tec
Any top ______ list is sure to ruffle a few feathers, and this one is no different. Capterra, an online software review service, published a list of what it identifies as the top 20 document managemen
If we got a dollar every time someone told us that they’re democratizing big data, we’d have a hundred dollar bills, and that’s just so far this week. So when an IBM representative s
No matter what your role or function in your organization, it boils down to this: are you a cost center or a profit center? That is, do you cost the company money or do you make the company money?
You wouldn’t climb the highest mountain without a guide or take up parachuting without an instructor. So why expect your customers to succeed without some guidance? Today, it’s important
Search Engine Watch | SEO
A new patent granted to Google will use signals related to TV shows that are "currently being displayed in proximity to an electronic device" being used to perform a search.
As voters in Scotland prepare to head to the polls, Bing has analyzed search and social data to predict the outcome of the independence referendum.
After announcing it would make changes to targeting functionality, Bing has begun migrating to unified device targeting based on simplicity, efficiency and control.
Globe Runner released findings of an experiment to discover how new generic top-level domains fared in paid search in impressions, click-through rate, conversions and KPIs.
One of the best ways to improve SEO is to get mentions from major media outlets. Here are eight lessons for SEOs looking to increase those mentions from a recent Muck Rack report.